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Cup holder camcorder mount

I got a use for the cup holder. Spent about $5.00 and built a camcorder mount. The materials are as follows

2 inch nominal sch40 PVC pipe, 4 in long
2 inch nominal pipe cap
half roll duct tape
1/4-20 x 1/2 machine screw and two 1/4 washers

It's stable and took less than an hour to put together and test.

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Very clever Tom. It also picked up your whistling tune at the end of the video.

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Slick idea! I have a Bogen camcorder mount ($100) that I occasionally use for the track. It works well but it takes a bit of time setting up. It also takes up quite a bit of space. Your 'fix' seems to work well. I think that, along with zip-tying it down, would make for a good track camera.
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Thats a great modification, Yes I heared the SuperCharger too.

Thank you for sharing with us.

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cool. clever little design.
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nice one McGyver!!! i know we're gonna see some video of the 32 carving the twisties...
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Bloody brilliant cobber

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Along with the tie straps, a secured wedge under the cup holder tray may be beneficial to preclude unwanted vibration.

I edited the original post, it's a 1/4-20 bolt vs a 1/2-20 bolt

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Slick idea! I have a Bogen camcorder mount ($100) that I occasionally use for the track. It works well but it takes a bit of time setting up. It also takes up quite a bit of space. Your 'fix' seems to work well. I think that, along with zip-tying it down, would make for a good track camera.
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THAT'S GREAT TOM!! I have a miniture tripod I use when I fly and tried to use it in the cup holder but it would not stay secure. This will be my ...er rather...your fix for me. VIELEN DANK, SIR!!!

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Great Idea!!
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Thats great mate. Cannot wait to see some canyon action on there.
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